Mary Merrall

1890 - 1973

The actress Mary Merrall was born as Elsie Lloyd.

She conquered the British stages at the beginning of the 20th century and she not only appeared in London but also in Great Britain. Later followed tours through the USA.

She made her film debut in the silent movie era with "Fatal Fingers" (16), it followed "The Manxman" (17) and "Duke's Son" (20).

Only with the rise of the sound film her engagements in front of the camera increased and she impersonateroles both in cinema and TV productions - especially during the 50s and 60s. 

To her first talkies belong "Men of Steel" (32), "Suspect" (39), "You Will Remember" (41), "Dead of Night" (45), "This Man Is Mine" (46), "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" (47) and "Badger's Green" (49).

From the 50s she got offered many mature roles which made her well-known to a new audience. 
To these movies belong "Encore" (51), "The Late Edwina Black" (52), "Meet Me Tonight" (52), "The Pickwick Papers" (52), "The Last Moment" (54), "The Weak and the Wicked" (54), "Duel in the Jungle" (54), "The Belles of St. Trinian's" (54) and "The Camp on Blood Island" (58).

Mary Merrall was able to remain active as an actress till to her death and she took part in many well-known TV movies and single episoded of popular TV serials as well as few more motion pictures.
To these works belong an episode of the serial "Dixon of Dock Green: A Grain of Rice" (60), "The Devil's Hands" (61), an episode of the serial "The Saint: The Bunco Artists" (63), "Bitter Harvest" (63), "The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders" (65), an episode of the serial "The Avengers: The Girl from Auntie" (66), "Who Killed the Cat?" (66), an episode of the serial "The Avengers: Homicide and Old Lace" (69), an episode of the serial "The Expert: Sufficiently Loved and Cared for" (69), "Futtocks End" (70), an episode of the serial "UFO: A Question of Priorities" (70), an episode of the serial "The Guardians: The Logical Approach" (71) and an episode of the serial "Justice: Divorce" (73).

Mary Merrall was married three times. Her first divorce from J.B. Hissey made headlines when he stated her infidelity, among them some personalities from the show business. 
Afterwards she got married with the actor Ion Swinley and finally with the actor Franklin Dyall with whom she also managed the Abbey theatre and produced many plays. 

Other movies with Mary Merrall: 
Goodness, How Sad! (38) Lonesome Like (39) Dr. O'Dowd (40) Love on the Dole (41) Squadron Leader X (43) Pink String and Sealing Wax (45) They Made Me a Fugitive (47) The Three Weird Sisters (48) For Them That Trespass (49) Trio (50) Out of True (51) Serie "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: The Day of Glory" (51) A Tomb with a View (51) The Infinite Shoeblack (52) Judgment Deferred (52) Serie "Douglas Fairbanks, jr. Presents: The Clock" (53) Serie "Douglas Fairbanks, jr. Presents: Take a Number" (53) Serie "Douglas Fairbanks, jr. Presents: Sylvia" (53) Destination Milan (54) The Last Moment (54) Three's Company (54) The Green Buddha (55) It's Great to Be Young! (56) Serie "London Playhouse: Margaret Moves On (56) Serie "London Playhouse: Jane Clegg" (56) Serie "ITV Play of the Week: Corinth House" (56) Serie "Stryker of the Yard: The Case of the Pearl Payroll" (57) Campbell's Kingdom (57) Rx for Murder (58) Serie "The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: Something Old, Something New" (58) Serie "ITV Television Playhouse: Look in Any Window" (58) Serie "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: Maigret and the Lost Life" (59) Serie "ITV Play of the Week: The Younger Generation" (59) Serie "ITV Television Playhouse: Each Wind That Blows" (60) Serie "Deadline Midnight: Letter from a Lady" (61) Spare the Rod (61) Serie "ITV Play of the Week: Two on the Beach" (61) Serie "Sir Francis Drake: The Reluctant Duchiess" (62) Serie "Silent Evidence: Prophet of Truth" (62) Serie "Dixon of Dock Green: Green Wedding" (63) Serie "Beware of the Dog" (64) Serie "First Night: The Bedmakers" (64) Serie "Armchair Mystery Theatre: The Last Coach" (64) Serie "ITV Play of the Week: An Aspidistra in Babylon" (65) Serie "ITV Play of the Week: John Paddington" (65) Serie "The Flying Swan: Relative Proof" (65) Serie "Theatre: 625: The Family Reunion" (66) Serie "Sanctuary: The Autumn Reunion" (66) Serie "Z Cars: The Collector" (67) Serie "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo" (69) Serie "The Wedensday Play: Emma's Time" (70) Serie "ITV Playhouse: A Sound from the Sea" (70) Serie "Ours Is a Nice House: Not in Front of the Dicky Birds" (70) Serie "ITV Saturday Night Theatre: The Dead" (71) Serie "Kate: Ideally's a Big Word" (71) Cider with Rosie (71) Serie "Comedy Playhouse: Idle at Work" (72)